This article will guide you through the process to create an installer that contains NI drivers as well as a third party executable. Also, this document will show you how to build an installer that includes an executable built in Visual Studio and NI .NET functions like DAQmx needed to run the application. This can be achieved by using either Measurement Studio
, or LabVIEW
. When deciding which of the two previous methods is better for your application, take into account the languages you currently use, and the benefits of both solutions.For example, if you have experience with text-based languages and prefer using Microsoft VisualStudio, then Measurement Studio should be better for your application.On the other hand, if you have experience working with LabVIEW, you're not using a C based language, or want a solution you can integrate with other NI products, you should try using the LabVIEW Application Builder. Please take into account that it is helpful to have the same versions of Windows when deploying Measurement Studio installers. This should work properly but can have issues in different .NET combined in different installations.